Texting while driving ban passes Senate transpo committee

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A bill aimed at curbing the temptation to text while on the road was approved by the Senate Transportation Committee Wednesday by a 10-0 vote. The measure, SB 416, prohibits driving “while manually typing or entering multiple letters, numbers, symbols, or other text in a wireless communication device” The bill also prohibits drivers from reading messages texted to them. The bill makes an exception to emergency responders and those with hands-free devices. First time offenders get fined $30, court costs and six points on their driving record. OMG. The bill is sponsored by Sen. Nancy Detert, R-Venice.

Via The News Service of Florida.

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